Sucker for Scandinavian-styled death metal that I am, I really enjoyed 2016’s Following the Ancient Path, so when I saw this new slab of filth appear I knew I had to give it a listen. Continue reading
Here we have 29 minutes of hardcore mixed with elements of metal, grindcore, death metal, and crust. About a third of the running time is taken up by the last track, leaving most of the other songs as Continue reading
Mixing old-school death metal with a firm helping of crust and some quite emotive elements, this is an energetic and filthy slab of crushing aggression and surprising depth.
This is ugly, rotting, primitive music that has a blackened crusty aspect to it alongside the crushing death metal onslaught that is the band’s main mode of delivery. Continue reading
Featuring current and ex-members of Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, and Abhorrence, in Fear Those Who Fear Him Vallenfyre deliver 39 minutes of ugly, nasty death metal. Continue reading
Both of these bands are ones that I really enjoy, and both have a history of quality releases, (check out The Ladder, Prehistory and Shamaniacal Essence), so when I found out they were sharing a split release, the expectation levels rocketed up. Continue reading
With cover artwork and a band name that drew me in like a moth to a flame, I knew I had to listen to this release as soon as I could.
This short release features two tracks of ugly, primitive old-school death metal. No, I have not been disappointed. Continue reading
Old Chapel play old-school death metal with a healthy doom influence. Continue reading
Ahhhh Swedish death metal. Always reliable, always enjoyable. Sure, it has its detractors, but when you get right down to it, what’s not to like?
Influenced by the usual suspects, (Entombed, Dismember, etc.), Continue reading